Australian shares closed higher Tuesday, marking their best session since 16 June after the country’s central bank advocated for further fiscal stimulus, boosting demand for riskier assets.
The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 2.6% up at 6,156.30. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index closed 1.6% higher at 11,736.73.
Japanese stocks rose Tuesday as signs of progress in developing a C-19 coronavirus vaccine boosted investor confidence about a recovery in the global economy.
The Nikkei index ended up 0.73% at 22,884.22, with the healthcare and technology sectors leading the advance. The broader Topix rose 0.36% at 1,582.74
China shares finished higher Tuesday, supported by strong gains in healthcare stocks on rising hopes for a C-19 coronavirus vaccine. At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.07% at 3,316.56, after a 3.1% gainer Monday. The blue-chip CSI300 index also rose 0.07%. A sub-index tracking the sector jumped 2.78%. The smaller Shenzhen index was up 0.27% and the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was higher by 0.76%.
Hong Kong shares rose, as news of promising vaccine studies and progress by EU leaders in reaching a deal on a massive stimulus plan lifted global risk appetite.
Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong rose 1.27% at 10,426.11, while the Hang Seng Index was up 1.88% at 25,529.02.
Data as of 21 July 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||2:45am EDT||138.64||+0.47||+0.34%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||2:45am EDT||315.48||+7.66||+2.49%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||2:45am EDT||1,265.00||+11.96||+0.95%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||22,884.22||+166.74||+0.73%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||3:00am EDT||25,511.68||+453.69||+1.81%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||19 Jul 2020||6,112.30||-32.60||-0.53%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||2:30am EDT||2,228.83||+30.63||+1.39%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||1:29am EDT||1,370.53||+12.24||+0.90%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||3:16am EDT||5,120.58||+69.48||+1.38%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||6,136.31||-14.39||-0.23%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||3:00am EDT||3,320.89||+6.75||+0.20%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||19 Jul 2020||37,418.99||+398.85||+1.08%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||3:00am EDT||1,592.93||+3.48||+0.22%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||19 Jul 2020||219.11||-1.99||-0.90%|
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